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Being Good Digital Citizens... Project

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
2 class periods that run 60 minutes each.

Group Size:


This lesson describes a basic research and presentation project related to dangerous technology practices and situations.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Health Education II (9-12)
Standard 4 Objective 4

Examine the dangers of inappropriate use of current technology.

Career Connections:

  • Law Enforcement

Computer Access for each group.

Background For Teachers:
Review the lesson plan on "Being Good Digital Citizens with Today's Technologies. This may be presented to students before the project is assigned, or the project may be done without the presentation depending on student knowledge about the suggested topics.

Suggested topics:

  • cyber-bullying
  • technology
  • Internet predators
  • sexting
  • pornography
  • phishing
  • identify theft
  • social networking
  • online dating

Web Sites

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students need to have a working understanding that technology use can create dangerous legal and personal situations.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to identify dangerous technology practices.

Instructional Procedures:
Using Pioneer Online Library (EBSCO or SIRS Knowledge Source databases), have students research any topic related to technology and potentially dangerous behavior or misuse of the technology. Students should take notes on what they find and then prepare a final project that shares what they learned.

Below are some final project ideas:

  • posters
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • pamphlets
  • essays
  • videos
  • Public Service Announcements (PSA's)

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Pair ELL or LD students with a friend who can assist them in creating a combined project. Presentations should be appropriate to the learner.

Oral presentations should be optional.

Assessment Plan:
Use associated rubric.



Created Date :
Oct 27 2009 09:01 AM

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